Me: "I'm not saying to buy stocks in spite of the fact that the market is crooked and manipulated. I'm saying to buy stocks because the market is crooked and manipulated. The Powers That Be can't afford to let this thing fall."
T-Dub: "So you're saying that the U.S. market deserved a premium multiple in the past because it was the most open, honest, and transparent market in the world. And it deserves a premium multiple now because it is the least open, honest, and transparent market in the world."
These are the times we live in.